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continues over his proposition 8 decision. santa clara city planners will allow a minaret to be built on a mosque. the reaction to that decision. and a national honor for san jose. isn't this beautiful? the city's rose garden has been named the best rose garden in the country. >> love that smell. >> imagine how nice that would be to just go and be surrounded by roses? >> head down to san jose. >> okay. well, let's find out what the commute holds. >> there is actually a problem northbound 101 approaching oakland road. fire crews are now blocking the right lane of traffic so it is ver slow there. extends beyond the 680 interchange. the accident is an injury accident, fire and emergency crews are on scene now. still have a stalled big rig in napa 29 by 12, that big rig is blocking labors. a little congestion through antioch, just the usual stuff
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going on there. that big rig is blocking lanes. no issues through marin. that's your traffic. tracy talking about a warmup. >> talking about a warmup. that's all people want to hear about. that's all i want to hear about actually. out the door this morning, no warmup in sight. low clouds and fog and still looking at drizzle for the coast and the bay. areas of low clouds inland. temperatures in the same ballpark. lower to the mid to the upper 50s. similar to previous mornings this week. something else similar to previous days this week, that's afternoon highs. cool at the coast, mild inland. warming up sunday through wednesday, finally near seasonal temperatures back in the forecast next week. we haven't had seasonal highs in the bay area since the middle of july. and the last time we hit 70 degrees in san francisco was the 4th of july. >> this is kind of a fall jacket. [ laughter ] >> yes, it is. >> so we're warming up. hang on, it's coming. >> we have this weather on the east coast, they are
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sweltering. >> thank you very much. it is 6:02. a federal judge this morning planning to unveil his decision on whether same-sex marriages can resume in california while proposition 8 moves through the appeals process. let's go to julie watts, in san francisco. that decision is being closely watched at city hall. julie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sydnie. yeah, the barricades are stacked here outside city hall, where many are anticipating a rush on same-sex marriage licenses if judge vaughn walker lifts the stay he imposed after overturning the prop 8 gay marriage ban. but legal experts warn those hoping for a same-sex union should proceed with caution. >> it's not a final ruling until the appeal is over. anybody who heard that he denied the stay but then extended time for the ninth circuit to consider it and ran off to try to get married, i think they would be disappointed. >> reporter: that's because even if judge walker lifts the stay this morning, supporters of the prop 8 gay marriage ban could immediately file an appeal with the ninth circuit court, who could issue a stay of their own.
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and that would call into question the legality of any licenses issued in the interim. now, this is just the latest chapter in a long legal story that began back in 2000, when voters passed prop 22 which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. in 2004, mayor newsom allowed same-sex marriage license to be issued in san francisco. but the state supreme court put a stop to that about a month later. then in 2008, the same court overturned the ban on same-sex marriage allowing gay couples to wed for about six months until prop 8 passed. which brings us to this morning, as we await judge walker's decision. but no matter what he decides this morning, this is not the end. rather, just the latest chapter in a legal story that's expected to continue for years. sydnie? >> all right, julie. thank you very much, julie watts in san francisco. we invite you to stay with us for complete coverage of today's announcement. again, we hear it's going to come sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon.
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we will have live coverage here on cbs 5 and on cbs5.com just as soon as that decision is made public. a city planning commission has given the go-ahead for a 63- foot-tall minaret at a mosque in santa clara. the minaret at the muslim community center on scott boulevard was previously approved but a nearby business owner appealed the decision saying the tower doesn't fit the neighborhood. for others on both sides of the issue, it was the religious significance. >> to me, to have symbolism, to me it's what happened on 9/11. >> this kind of thinking is very counterproductive, you know, in
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a society like this. >> our opposition to the tower is based on our belief that the building addition currently under construction is incompatible with the existing architecture of the rest of the building. >> after hearing those comments the commission voted unanimously to deny the appeal allowing the project go forward. it is the future of bay area transportation. the new transbay terminal. crews are working ton this morning. the $4 billion project will replace the old terminal at first and mission streets. it will become the first high- speed rail station as well as the gateway to nearly a dozen local transit agencies. plans include a new skyscraper. the prong is expected to create some 48,000 new jobs. the terminal scheduled to be completed in 2017. bart has more money left over from last year's budget. $4million extra. the transit agency now has a total of 8.5 million until the bank. -- total of $8.5 million in its pocket. in june the state unexpectedly handed out $4.5 million in transit assistance.
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the board of directors will meet today. a decision how they will spend the money probably won't happen for another two weeks. state budget problems may stop $3 billion in road repairs in california. several projects have been put on hold until the budget stalemate is resolved. some bay area projects at risk of being delayed include repaving highway 80 in oakland and widening highway 4 in antioch. the budget could also put a hold on digging that fourth bore of the caldecott tunnel. that just started this week. a warning about a favorite rental for birthday parties. what's in those popular bouncy houses that could make kids sick. >> plus, a little later, everybody back in the pool! the east bay city getting ready to re-open a popular swim center. ,, ,,,,
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good morning. we have double trouble now in the south bay. northbound 101 approaching oak road. two separate accidents, one actually in the backup. we'll have details of what's going on plus give you some alternates coming up. elizabeth, thanks very much. 6:10. welcome back, everyone. it will be a 13-way race to determine who will replace oakland mayor ron dellums. the best known candidates in the november contest include
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former state senate president don perata and two current members of the city council, jean quan and rebecca kaplan. mayor dellums issued a statement last week saying he will not seek re-election. it's unlikely that any candidate will get more than 50% of the vote in the first count. and in that case, there will be an instant runoff that includes voters' second and third choices to be used to determine a winner. inflatable bouncy houses, you see them all the time, kids jumping in them at birthday parties and special events. the makers of those attactions are now being sued because of concerns about lead. attorney general jerry brown wants manufacturers to stop using vinyl with lead to make the inflatable houses and he also wants rental companies to post warnings. this comes after tests conducted by the center for environmental health recently found some bouncy houses contain more lead than is legally allowed. >> under federal law, for children's products they can't
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contain any more than 300 parts per million of lead. in some of the bounce houses, we found 70 times more lead than that. >> root now, there is no easy way to know if a bouncy house has high levels of lead so it's recommended that kids wash their hands with soap and water after they are finished playing. also, parents can wash their clothes. and if the kids have been really active, you might have them take a shower. 6:12. in just a few hours, a ruling on whether same-sex couples can marry in california. and batter up! what high school baseball players will have to wear before stepping up to the plate. and when will this warm weather step up to the plate? outside currently still got plenty of fog here in the bay area. transamerica building there showing exactly what's going on. low clouds, fog in the bay. how will that impact today's temperatures? and just when is it going to warm up? got your seven-day forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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right lane blocked. and then there was a second accident just reported in the backup about a half mile behind oakland road. so yeah, a lot of slow traffic right now on northbound 101. alternates, guadalupe parkway and 280 out of downtown san jose. here's live look at the 280 traffic approaching the 880 interchange. all right. so except for san jose, everything else is moving along well. we have a stall reported northbound 880 in oakland approaching oak street but so far not causing delays to our drive time. here's live look near the coliseum. 15 minutes right now between san leandro and the macarthur maze. headlights moving southbound toward hegenberger looks great to the airport. bay bridge toll plaza no metering lights, everything fine on the upper and lower decks. mass transit is on time. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy.
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>> hey, thanks, elizabeth. >> so we're talking about a warmup today or tomorrow? when is it? >> that's why you got to stick around. i know you want to know exactly when it's going to be. it is coming. looks like the best chance to feel that big warmup, the warmup, will be over the course of the weekend. out the door for this morning, mostly cloudy with areas of low clouds, fog and drizzle, also for the coast and the bay. this afternoon, mostly sunny and just a little warmer a tad warmer up to the mid-80s. mix of sun and clouds around the bay, the lower 70s. low clouds remain with areas of fog along the coast. temperatures will rebound today and it won't be hard considering how cool it was yesterday. 75 in concord. 72 in san jose. 70 degrees in santa rosa. 59 in san francisco. today, predicting 81 in concord. that's 6 degrees warmer. 78 in san jose. also 6 degrees higher. 75 in santa rosa, and 62 in san francisco. i'll take it.
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here's a look at some more cities around the bay area. 77 in santa clara. 75 in sunnyvale. 27 in redwood city. lower 60s in pacifica and half moon bay with plenty of clouds at the coast, 72 in redwood city. around the bay a mix of sun and clouds but lately the clouds have been winning that battle. less sunshine more clouds expected from the lower 60s in berkeley, 66 oakland, lower 80s in walnut creek, danville and san ramon and the mid-80s in antioch and brentwood. north bay, mid-70s in santa rosa, petaluma. lower 70s novato. 74 kentfield. and the lower 60s in sausalito and in san francisco. our seven-day forecast: weekend inland and near 70 at the bay for the beginning of next week. this weekend in concord is the japanese summer festival saturday and sunday. it will be sunny both days, 82 degrees for saturday. slightly warmer sunday with 86 degrees.
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and at candlestick park it's an it's antiques and collectibles fair. 6:19. let's look at some of the stories in the headlines. the federal judge who overturned proposition 8 expected to release a decision on same-sex marriage this morning. he will determine whether gay marriages can resume in california while prop 8 supporters appeal his ruling. proposition 8 the voter- approved measure that limits marriage to male-female couples. santa clara's planning commission has given the go- ahead to build a 63-foot-tall minaret at a mosque on scott boulevard. that tower was already approved. but a nearby business owner appealed the decision saying it doesn't fit in with the neighborhood. the commission turned down that appeal last night. and bart officials have good news. they have announced another surplus. the agency says they have ended last year's budget year with $4 million left over. 9th comes after the state handed out $4.5 million in
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transit assistance last month. bart officials say it will take them, though, another couple of weeks to decide just mao to spend the 8 .5 million dollars. starting next year, aluminum baseball bats will have to meet new safety standards at high schools across california. the move comes after an 18-year- old pitcher from marin county suffered a major head injury when hit by a line drive off a metal bat. the california interscholastic federation also recommends infielders wear protective head gear and encouraging schools to voluntarily require the protective head gear for the spring season. in exchange for these new standards, the state assembly has dropped a bill that would have placed a two-year moratorium on metal bats. 6:20. just in time for the weekend warmup, an east bay city reopens a popular swimming pool. the $7 million face-lift for the historic building. and coming up roses. the national honor given to san jose's rejuvinated rose garden. ll
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here's a shot of some really nice weather across the
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bay area. berkeley today 63 with some sunshine and some clouds. can't forget those clouds. hayward today 70 degrees with plenty of sunshine. more sunshine to go around in pleasant hill with today's high of 80. 82 san ramon. 85 degrees in antioch. we are still unseasonably mild but warmer weather is just around the corner. the 90s are moving back into the bay area, i can't wait. i'll let you know when coming up. >> i know swimmers will certainly be looking forward to that, tracy. 6:24. east bay swimmers will soon be getting the chance to plunge into a historic indoor swimming pool. the pool in richmond was damaged in the loma prieta earthquake and closed in 2001. it was built back in the '20s. it's become a richmond landmark. the plunge's architect restorer said they made sure to honor its history while making new improvements. it features a mural honoring a
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local swim teacher. >> june is our princess of the pool. she is an amazing inspiration for me. >> the plunge costs 7.5 million to rebuild. new addition include solar panels to heat the pool and ultraviolet light that will clean the water instead of using chlorine. san jose's municipal rose garden is the best in the nation. the city beating other floral havens including pasadena and portland. in all, 130 public rose gardens competed nationwide. this competition run by a nonprofit group, all america rose selections. it is a big comeback for this san jose park. it was first established back in 1929 but budget cuts led to a decline in maintenance. by 2005, that rose garden deteriorated so much the group put it on probation. but then there were a lot of great volunteers who came to the rescue and revived it.
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and the probation was lifted two years ago. that municipal rose garden in san jose, tops in the nation. the economic numbers this summer less than encouraging. investors are worried, they sent the stock market plunging more than 200 points yesterday. everybody fearing that this recession will continue. it's tough out there. so our question of the day is, with the economy still struggling, what are you doing to save money and cut expenses? you can send us your comments to mornings@cbs5.com. we're also on facebook and
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twitter. a couple in a 400-square-foot apartment made a vow they would only own 100 items. interesting. check it out. it's 6:27. coming up, we are just moments from the opening bell. what's going to happen on wall street this morning. we'll take a look at the numbers when we come back. bart had some good news. where their surplus came from and what they might spend it on. just hours from now, a federal judge will announce whether he will lift a stay on same-sex marriages or leave it up to the appellate courts. coming up, the warnings to same- sex couples from legal experts. and still got problems on 101 in san jose after two separate accidents. details and detours. the impact to your morning drive coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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board" at the new york stock exchange today. the "dow and these are live pictures from wall street. the opening bell at the new york stock exchange, and certainly i hope they are clapping, hoping for a better day than yesterday when the dow lost more than 200 points. it fell in fact 265 points yesterday, due to economic uncertainty. everyone thinking this recession is going to continue for quite some time. and analysts expecting another big drop today. cisco reporting earnings that did not meet expectations. we'll talk to jason brooks at
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kcbs in a few moments. good morning. i'm sydnie kohara. john kessler is off today. it is 6:30. let's go to elizabeth and take a look at traffic. a lot of problems in the south bay this morning. >> they are all on 101. northbound the accident started at oakland road. it mass one lane blocked. three-car crash, an ambulance is still blocking one lane. so that's out there. then there was another accident in the backup about a half mile behind oakland road. that was actually involving four cars. that is now completely off to the shoulder. coming up northbound 101 heading into san jose, those delays begin right around alum rock and continue until you get to oakland road. so watch out for that. as far as our bridges go, everything is fine on all your bay area bridges. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast today, still cool along the coast and mild temperatures inland. lower 60s in pacifica. lower 60s in san francisco. and the mid-60s in oakland with a fair amount of clouds
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expected today. 80s inland. 81 concord and livermore. plenty of sunshine but again still unseasonably mild. mid-70s in santa rosa and in napa with a mix of sun and clouds. mild today, cool for the coast today. we'll take a look at what's right around the corner for the weekend, near seasonal highs. plenty of sunshine, the 90s. they're back. can't wait. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. a federal judge this morning plans to unveil his decision on whether same-sex marriages can resume in california while proposition 8 goes through the appeals process. julie watts joins us now from san francisco city hall, where that decision is being closely watched and they could have a crowd today. >> reporter: absolutely. in fact, the barricades are stacked behind me outside city hall as many expect a rush on same-sex marriage licenses if that is judge vaughn walker lifts the stay after overturning the prop 8 gay marriage ban. the legal experts like uc
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hastings law professor those hoping for a same-sex union should proceed with caution. >> it's not a final ruling until the appeal is over. anybody who heard that he denied the stay but then extended time for the ninth circuit to consider it and ran off to try to get married i think they would be disappointed. >> reporter: that's because even if judge walker does lift the stay this morning, supporters of the prop 8 gay marriage ban could immediately file an appeal with the ninth circuit court who could issue a stay of their own. and that would call into question the legality of any licenses issued in the interim. now, this is just the latest chapter in a legal story that began back in 2000 when voters passed prop 22. that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. in 2004, mayor gavin newsom allowed same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in san francisco, but the state supreme court put a stop to that about one month later. then in 2008, the state supreme court, the same court, overturned the ban on same-sex marriage allowing gay couples
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to wed for about six months until prop 8 passed, which brings us to this morning as we await judge walker's decision. but no matter what he decides, this is not the end. rather, just the next chapter in a legal story that's expected for years. >> thank you, julie watts in san francisco. and stay with us for complete coverage of that announcement today. again, it's going to come sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon. we'll have live coverage here on cbs 5 and on cbs5.com just as soon as that decision is made public. 6:34. a city planning commission has given the go-ahead for a 63- foot-tall minaret at a mosque in santa clara. the minaret at the muslim community center on scott boulevard was previously approved but then a nearby business owner appealed that decision saying the tower didn't fit the neighborhood. for some others who spoke at last night's meeting, it was the religious significance.
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>> to me, that has symbolism, and you know, to me, it is what happened on 9/11. >> this kind of thinking is very counterproductive, you know, in this society like this. >> our opposition to the tower is based on our belief that the building addition currently under construction is incompatible with the existing architecture of the rest of the building. >> the commission voted unanimously to deny the appeal allowing the project to move forward. it is the future of bay area transportation. the new transbay terminal. crews already working on it this morning. the $4billion project will replace the old terminal at first and mission streets. it will become the nation's first high-speed rail station as well as the gateway to nearly a dozen local transit agencies. plans also include a new skyscraper. the project is expected to
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create 48,000 new jobs. the terminal scheduled to be completed in 2017. bart has money left over from last year's budget. $4million. the transit signaturecy now has a total of 8.5 million dollars in its pockets. the june the state unexpectedly handed out $4 million in transit assistance of the the board of directors will be meeting today but a decision on how it will spend the extra money probably won't happen for another two weeks. state budgets problems may stop some $3 billion in road repairs in california. several projects have been put on hold until the budget stalemate is resolved. some of projects that may be delayed include repaving highway 80 in oakland and widening highway 4 in antioch. the budget could also put a hold on dig the fourth bore of the caldecott tunnel, which just started this week. moffett field's historic hangar one will not be a skeleton for long. it looks like there will be
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enough money to replace the exterior skin, which had to be removed because it's toxic. kcbs radio's matt bigler is at the silicon valley bureau to explain who is paying. >> reporter: good morning. the source of the cash may be from nasa, which now controls moffett field where hangar one is located. the space agency has long maintained they don't have the money to restore the structure. it's a big building. you can see it on 101 driving northbound off to the right- hand side on moffett field. it will take up to $40 million just to replace the packaging once the navy takes it off this october. and nasa has said they just don't have the money for that. now nasa has submitted a request for information to find out how much it's going to cost so an official at nasa ames has told the daily news they may in fact be able to come up with
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the money to restore the paneling on the sides of the structure once the old toxic paneling goes away. this is great news for bay area history buffs who have long said they want to keep hangar one there at moffett field make it a historic structure and make it open for people to check to out because it is a huge space that's eye-popping once you walk inside that giant hangar. live in san jose, i'm matt bigler for cbs 5. >> and when you drive down 101, it's always there is. you're used to seeing it. so we are glad that somebody is coming up with the money. matt, thanks very much. matt garcia at kcbs radio silicon valley bureau. 6:38. application for unemployment spike. investors bracing for another rocky day on wall street. jason brooks has your moneywatch next. one good economic sign this morning, home prices on the rise. the bay area cities that are among the biggest gainers. our real national pastime?
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good morning. let's start with a quick bridge check. if you are commuting the bay bridge, still no metering lights. we got word of a stall on the upper deck approaching treasure island blocking one lane. so bridge crews are aware of it, heading out there now, but only minor delays to the toll plaza. no problems across the san mateo or golden gate bridges. now we have new issues in san jose. let's go to the maps. we were hoping that things would clear up here shortly.
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we actually had two separate accidents on that stretch of northbound 101. so all lanes are open now northbound 101 at oakland road. a second accident the backup has also been cleared. now, right before i came on air we just heard of a third accident now report of an accident. so chp heading out now. northbound 101 at mckie that may be blocking one lane. so obviously, very slow right now in those northbound lanes of 101 through san jose. this is for sure been our hotspot all morning long at least since 6:00. so the guadalupe parkway looks great. extra heavy traffic this morning for the guadalupe parkway this time of the morning. but relatively delay-free. and 280 check this out. we have a live camera showing you how good it looks as you approach the 880 interchange. so yeah, avoid101 for right now. watch out for cows commuting by infineon. we got word of this accident. it sounds like the cow is off to the shoulder. highway 121 at infineon raceway, car versus cow. sad but wanted to throw up my little cow tab. and if you are commuting the
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richmond/san rafael bridge, no problems this morning on westbound 580. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. >> i couldn't help it. >> i know. forecast for this morning, plenty of clouds out there, so let's start off on a bright note. this is our camera from mount vaca. sunrise around 6:20. more sunshine is expected today especially well inland. you will have plenty of sunshine. temperatures still mild for now but warmer weather will be here in time for the weekend. here's a look at the daily planner for this morning. we got clouds along the coast, clouds around the bay, so much so we have delays on arrivals at sfo. low clouds inland, temperatures in the morning for the lower to the upper 50s. this afternoon, mostly sunny and just a little warmer. temperatures ranging from the lower 70s to the mid-80s. lower 60s to the lower 70s with a mix of sun and clouds around the bay. and temperatures essentially in the upper 50s to the lower 60s
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along the coast. low clouds remain and also areas of fog. temperatures rebounding, concord yesterday as well as san jose in the lower to the mid-70s. santa rosa, 70 degrees. today temperatures will move up. 81 in concord. 78 degrees in san jose. 75 in santa rosa. 62 in san francisco. our seven-day forecast will show each day will get just a little warmer and then by the weekend we are back to near seasonal highs. that ain't bad. lower 70s in union city and fremont. lower 70s in mountain view. upper 70s in campbell. 80 in los gatos. east bay locations, 80 in pleasant hill, 81 walnut creek, mid-70s in alameda. kentfield at 74. 59 stinson beach. mid-70s from santa rosa, sonoma and napa. seven-day forecast, we remain unseasonably cool. plenty of sunshine still expected inland and take a look at what the weekend has in store. even monday, tuesday, wednesday, near seasonal highs.
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lower to the mid-90s. near 70 around the bay. i'll take it. downtown san jose, jazz festival going on this weekend. 80 degrees for saturday, 83 for sunday, and i also have a birthday shoutout to claudia hall from her husband phil. he says happy birthday! that's a look at your weather. back up to you. thank you. it is 6:45. more bad news for the economy. the market is falling again. and so are employment numbers. let's go to jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. how's it looking? >> reporter: good morning, sydnie. it doesn't look as bad as yesterday. that's not saying a lot. the numbers are still down. we have another look at unemployment and weekly jobless claims headed higher by 2,000 to 484,000. that's the highest number since early january. so really not seeing a lot of improvement in the employment picture. that's adding to the slowing economy. that's what dragged down the numbers big time when the dow
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lost 265 points yesterday. market heading lower right now. dow lower by 66. nasdaq down 28. s&p off by 9. cisco shares getting hit really hard down 9.5%. company reported its quarterly earnings yesterday. while the numbers weren't that bad, profit was up big time from last year at 1.9 billion. revenue of 10.8 billion a little under expectations. it's what ceo john chambers said about future growths. he says he has seen mixed signals from business customers around the world and if there is a reduction in tech spending, that's another factor that could hurt the economy even further. investors are selling off on the stocks based off what chambers had to say about future growth. >> research in motion the blackberry maker is besieged these days. india says it must compromise on its highly secured messenger services by august 31 or india will shut off blackberry services. there are about 1 million
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blackberry users in india. it's one of research in motion's fastest growing markets. this after the company just reached a compromise to keep its blackberrys running in saudi arabia. >> thank you very much, we'll be watching wall street today, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. local housing prices though, this is just a bit of good news. those prices on the rise and in dramatic fashion. in the 2nd quarter of this year, the median price for a home in the san jose-sunnyvale, santa clara area was 630 thousand dollars. the national association of realtors says that is a 26% increase from a year earlier and the second biggest jump in the nation. in third place, the san francisco-oakland fremont area where the median price was $591,000. that's a 25% jump. now the largest increase by the way was in akron, ohio area, 36% jump in home prices. a gathering of chefs in san
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francisco and a movie all about eating, praying and loving. just some of the items in today's hot liam's list. liam mayclem from "eye on the bay" tells us what else is going on this weekend. the list is hot. you're hot. good morning. >> oh, and you, sydnie, you're terribly hot. did you bring your appetite? >> i did. >> we are going to talk food and movies. eat pray love is a delicious movie that will decide book worms who liked the book. julia roberts in her first lead role in a decade not since eric brockovich. she eats in italy, prays in india, and yes, she finds love in bali. the director ryan murphy directs roberts alongside a stunning supporting cast. richard jenkins steals the show gives an oscar worthy performance as an unlikely guru in the movie but eat pray love really does deliver. it's a scrumptious romp around the world and there she is on screen with her love interest
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who is fantastic so expect to embark on a journey around the world in this movie and also an inner journey when you see the film and sydnie, i highly recommend it but i say to anyone watching, do not go -- if you are going to see this with your loved one, be prepared for some questions afterwards. are we alive? are we awake in our relationship? all that kind of stuff. >> and good eating. >> yeah. you get hungry after seeing this film. all right, more food and golden gate park is the place to be this weekend for actually a music festival. but there's music, there's food, wine. it's outside lands, among the bands in the bill, kings of liam, bob weir and others. that's outside lands, this saturday and sunday. i will see you there. and there is more food at another festival this weekend and it is sf chefs food and wine saturday and sunday. union square. lots of chefs, lots of demos. i will actually be doing my own
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little two-hour demo on sunday morning. >> are you going to be the mixologist? or are you cooking? >> i'm going to be with a bunch of tv chefs who will be cooking we'll be doing a two-hour demo with some of these star chefs. but finally, he want to mention tonight of course "eye on the bay" we go to the delta on a one tank road trip. a nighttime deejay. >> are you going to isleton? >> steak, peanut butter and jelly. can you believe that? it's bizarre. we take in some hot chinese food. >> that looks good. >> a great road trip. it's tonight on "eye on the bay" at 7:00 p.m. so i hope you will join us for that. menace, he was a riot to hang out with. so all that you will find on cbs5.com. liam's list. >> looks like a wonderful road list and great happenings this weekend. >> isn't it tough when there's so much going on?
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>> a little bit of everything. >> enjoy your cooking this sunday. thanks for coming in. >> great to be with you. cheers. it is 6:51. the economic numbers this summer less than encouraging. we are watching what's happening on wall street. investors are worried. they sent the stock market down more than 200 points yesterday and it's down this morning. our question of the day to you, with the economy still struggling, what are you doing to save money and cut expenses? that are on sale, comparative shoppi in just a few hours, same- sex couples in california will find out if they can marry. this morning's top stories when we return.
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top stories: the federal judge who overturned "proposition eight" is expected to release a d let's check today's top stories. the federal judge who overturned proposition 8 is expected to release a decision on same-sex marriages this morning. judge vaughn walker will decide whether gay marriages can resume in california while prop 8 supporters appeal his ruling. proposition 8 is a voter- approved measure that limits marriage to male-female couples. santa clara's planning commission has given the go- ahead to build a 63-foot-tall minaret at a mosque on scott boulevard. that tower was already approved but then a nearby business
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owner appealed the decision saying it doesn't fit in the neighborhood. the commission though turned down the appeal last night. good news for bart. it has another surplus. the transit agency says it ended the budget year with $4 million left over. this comes after the state handed out $4.5 million to it just last month. bart officials say it's going to take them a couple of weeks to decide how they want to spend the $8.5 million. northbound 11 in san jose just not looking good at all. look at that big line of red on our traffic sensors now. some speeds still hovering around 10 miles per hour. we have heard of three or four accidents all fender-benders in the stretch. is there were several accidents in the backup. it all started around 6:00 a.m. with an accident approaching old oakland road. all the accidents right now are cleared so no lanes are blocked. but it's still just jammed from at least tully road so the guadalupe parkway or 280 going
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to be great alternates this morning. avoid 101 in the meantime because it's slow going. at the bay bridge toll plaza, at last check still no metering lights. and they did clear that stall in the upper deck near treasure island. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. >> all the traffic shots are gloomy. >> is that yo transition? [ laughter ] >> we have plenty of clouds, drizzle at the coast and the bay this morning. for the coastline, clouds expected during the day. highs cool, lower 60s. mix of sun and clouds around the bay with highs in the mid- 60s and mild temperatures inland with plenty of sunshine. today's highs in the mid-80s. similar conditions friday and saturday. but near seasonal highs, yeah, we haven't had that in well over close to a month now. sunday, monday, tuesday, temperatures in the lower 90s inland. near 70 around the bay, mid- 60s for the coast and wednesday will also see some seasonal temperatures. the last time we saw 80-degree temperatures in the bay area
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was march. [ laughter ] >> i know. that's a long time ago. you have to laugh. >> great ee strengths going on this weekend. we heard from liam. we have great events going on this weekend. >> stern grove festival the mid-70s and the san rafael wine and food festival going on saturday. so you got your pick of what you want to do this weekend. >> liam will be cooking in union square. there's the -- is it the festival at golden gate bridge park. san jose jazz festival friday, saturday and sunday. >> we'll have warmer weather! >> whoo! > i should do a cheer or something. >> one thing we didn't have this weekend is a monster truck show with an agricultural twist. take a look. yeehaw! [ laughter ] >> this is the combine tractor derby in kansas. thousands of people show up to see it each year.
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not only.com bynes get the redneck limo? combine demolition derbies have become popular especially in the midwest. haven't you seen video of the lawnmower races? actually looks like fun. >> it does. i'm sure it's just men, though. [ laughter ] >> you guys would participate? >> i wouldn't. sydnie probably would. >> would you have a pink lawnmower. >> oh, yes. >> i would do it. got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email brian@cbs5.com. you can also check out brian's daily briefing weekdays at 11:00 on cbs5.com. and wees are wantwe are going to be monitoring the federal judge who overturned proposition 8, he is going to release a decision on same-sex marriage this morning deciding whether gay marriages can resume in california while prop

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